Robot-assisted surgeries in Riverside, California
Riverside Community Hospital is dedicated to being a leader in the Inland Empire by providing the latest surgical technologies. The Southern California Institute for Robotic Surgery at Riverside Community Hospital offers multiple robotic surgical systems that assist surgeons in performing a wide range of procedures, from hysterectomies to joint replacement. We strive to stay at the forefront of technology by offering patients an advanced and personalized surgical experience with a range of potential benefits compared to traditional procedures.
Do you want to know more about our robot-assisted surgical procedures? Call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (951) 788-3463.
Riverside Community Hospital received a Hospital Safety Grade A from The Leapfrog Group in 2020. We are also an Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center designated by the American College of Surgeons' Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
Our robotic surgical technology
All of our board-certified surgeons are trained and experienced with our robotic surgical systems. Robotic technology helps our surgeons perform procedures in delicate and hard-to-reach areas with great precision and range of motion. Our advanced robotic surgical systems mimic the movements of our surgeons' hands, increasing their agility and improving accessibility. Our systems' 3D HD visualization allows our surgeons to pre-plan and customize procedures for each patient.
Benefits of robotic surgery
Because robot-assisted surgeries are customized to each patient's anatomy and performed using a few small incisions, these minimally invasive procedures can offer patients many benefits. Compared to traditional procedures, robotic surgery can potentially offer patients:
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- Minimal scarring
- Minimal trauma to surrounding tissues
- Quicker recovery times with minimal post-surgical complications
- Shorter hospital stays
- Significantly less pain and bleeding
All surgeries are both patient- and procedure-specific. That's why these benefits are not guaranteed. While our robotic surgical systems are safe and effective, robot-assisted surgery may not be appropriate for every individual. For these reasons, it's important to ask your doctor about all treatment options and their risks and benefits.
Our robotic surgery specialties
Our surgeons are trained and experienced with robotic surgery and are equipped to care for you in a comfortable, compassionate environment. Robot-assisted surgeries we offer include:
- Bariatric surgery
- Colon resection
- Inguinal hernia
- Nephrectomy (partial and total)
- Nissen fundoplication
- Ovarian cystectomy
- Transanal surgery
- Lung surgery
- Joint surgery
Robot-assisted surgery for bariatrics and weight loss
Robot-assisted weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, allows us to provide minimally invasive surgical weight loss solutions to patients experiencing obesity and weight-related health conditions. Our surgical robot allows our surgeons to perform bariatric procedures with great accuracy and only a few small incisions.
We offer robot-assisted hysterectomies, which are minimally invasive and highly effective treatment options for a range of women’s uterine conditions. Robotic surgical technology provides the surgeon with excellent visualization of the patient’s anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures, such as a woman's reproductive organs and bladder.
Robot-assisted transanal surgery
Robot-assisted transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) allows our surgeons to remove large polyps and diseased tissue to treat conditions, such as early-stage rectum cancer, with great precision. Our advanced robotic surgical system allows the surgeon 3D visualization, excellent maneuverability and dexterity.
Traditional transanal surgery involves an incision made through the abdomen and usually requires cutting the entire rectum to retrieve the mass. With the conventional approach, there is also an increased risk of cancerous tissue being left behind. Most of these procedures are also followed by a colostomy.
Robotic prostatectomies are now the preferred treatment for early-stage prostate cancer. During this procedure, the surgeon removes the prostate with the aid of robotic surgical technology. Patients treated with this procedure are more likely than ever to completely recover from prostate cancer with minimal long-term side effects.